A California homeowner grabbed an M1 carbine and went Clint Eastwood on a drugged out home invader armed with a shard of glass.

The story is brought to us by a deputy who responded to the call last night. It seems no media showed up to cover this defensive gun use because it just does not fit the media narrative of all rifles are bad.

The deputy said “When we hit the landing to clear the house, I saw the casing on the ground, looked at my partner who also recognized it, and we both said ’30 carbine?’.

As the deputy put it:

Reader’s Digest version of the incident:  Cops got several calls because crazy, drugged out of his mind white guy is running around a shopping center trying to fight people and steal things.  Cops arrive and cannot find him.  A couple of citizens direct cops to the apartment complex across the street where the crazy guy was last seen.  As cops pull into the complex, they hear a gunshot.  Crazy white guy runs out and flops on the ground with gunshot wounds to both legs.

A few minutes later, a black male teenager comes over and tells cops his uncle just shot a guy in their apartment.  We (the cops) go to the apartment and a black male in his 40’s comes out with his hands up and tells us he just shot a guy who broke into their apartment and that the gun is inside the apartment.  Not knowing what happened, we detained the uncle, talk to a bunch of neighbors and other witnesses.

Turns out crazy white guy booted open the apartment door armed with a large shard of broken glass and begins yelling at the five (5) residents inside that he is going to cut their throats.  The black male had already grabbed his gun when the crazy white guy started trying to boot the door open.  Crazy white guy starts to come into the apartment and the resident fires one shot which strikes the suspect in both legs.  Suspect flees and the cops find him bleeding like a stuck pig just around the corner.  Suspect went to the hospital, and once cleared, will be off to jail.  The man who shot him sat in a cop car for about an hour while we investigated the scene and spoke to witnesses.  He cooperated fully, told us his version or what happened, which matched the witness statements and the physical evidence, was released and went back to his apartment with his family.

Everything worked out like it is supposed to, and no one other than the people involved would have ever heard about it because the media either did not care, or consciously chose not to report it.

That’s right, a vintage World War II M1 Carbine manufactured by Inland with a California legal (owned before the ban) 30 round magazine was used in a defensive gun use. Awesome sauce.

And remember, not one of the five local television networks could be bothered to cover this because it didn’t fit their narrative.


About Matt at The Bang Switch

Matt is a full time Deputy Sheriff that has been on the job for 17 years. During his time as a LEO he's attended countless training classes and is a court recognized firearms expert. Matt brings a unique perspective to TBS given his LEO experience and life time appreciation of firearms and our 2nd Amendment rights.